1st Annual Fins and Pins Charity Event an Overwhelming Success

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Sheriff Mark Hunter was honored to present a check to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches. The proceeds were from the 1st annual Fins and Pins community fish fry and bowl-a-thon recently held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Thanks to our generous and caring community, we were able to raise $18,000.00 [...]

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New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Sheriff Mark Hunter welcomed a new member to the Sheriff’s Office family. In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Mr. Gregory Lance Stapleton was officially sworn in as a Deputy. Deputy Stapleton will be assigned to the Columbia County Detention Facility as a Detention Deputy. We would like [...]

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2012 Annual Crime Statistics

Today, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has released its annual crime report. The statistics are from a reporting period of January 2012 to December 2012. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of the statistics for the year but also realize that there is always ways to improve. In Columbia County, a [...]

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Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, two men were arrested for allegedly committing a burglary and stealing several firearms. On May 6, 2013, the victim reported to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office that her home was burglarized and several items of value, including firearms, were stolen. The victim received information that identified a suspect in the [...]

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Deputies Involved in Shooting

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013, deputies with the Columbia County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force were involved in a life threatening confrontation. At approximately 11:50 pm, Task Force deputies were conducting a narcotics investigation at 611 NW Bronco Terrace. When deputies attempted to make contact with persons inside the home, a suspect exited the house armed with [...]

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